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  • Cassini's best images yet of the 'hexagon' on Saturn [Video]

    Cassini's best images yet of the 'hexagon' on Saturn [Video]
    Saturn's strange hexagon is coming into better focus. A six-sided weather pattern is churning over Saturn's north pole, and thanks to new data collected by NASA's Cassini mission, scientists -- and the rest of us -- can now see it with more clarity than...
  • Rocket roars to life at Vandenberg with secret orbital payload

    Rocket roars to life at Vandenberg with secret orbital payload
    A 19-story-tall rocket launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base late Thursday night, carrying a secret payload for the U.S. government. An Atlas V rocket blasted off from Space Launch Complex 3 at 11:15 p.m. PST, lighting up the night sky as it roared...
  • The trickiest tongue twister ever? Do try this at home

    The trickiest tongue twister ever? Do try this at home
    Stop what you are doing and try saying this 10 times fast: "pad kid poured curd pulled cod." Feeling tongue tied? You should. You just tried what might be one of the trickiest tongue twisters ever devised. In a recent study, a research team found that...
  • Cold snap blamed for homeless deaths, road closures, citrus losses

    Cold snap blamed for homeless deaths, road closures, citrus losses
    California's winter weather is being blamed for the deaths of four homeless people, the closure of major roads and serious losses for citrus farmer in the middle of a harvest. The cold snap, part of a nationwide chill caused by a cold front from the...
  • NASA's MAVEN mission blasts off to solve major Martian mystery

    NASA's MAVEN mission blasts off to solve major Martian mystery
    A rocket carrying NASA's MAVEN spacecraft blasted off from Cape Canaveral at 1:28 p.m. ET Monday, on a mission to answer a profound mystery about Mars' planetary evolution: What happened to the atmosphere? The agency’s latest robotic explorer will...
  • Coldest temperature on Earth ever: How long could you survive it?

    Coldest temperature on Earth ever: How long could you survive it?
    The lowest temperature recorded on Earth may have been logged in Antarctica on Aug. 10, 2010: a reading of 135.8 degrees below zero Fahrenheit (or minus 93.2 degrees Celsius). That unfathomably frigid temperature reading, taken via NASA satellite, was...
  • Mars rover finds chemical ingredients for life to have thrived

    Mars rover finds chemical ingredients for life to have thrived
    Billions of years ago, when early life was just taking hold on Earth, Mars was home to an ancient lake filled with the right chemical ingredients for life to thrive, scientists said Monday. Drilling into dry rock, NASA's Curiosity rover has discovered...
  • NASA studies on ancient Mars lake a 'turning point' in search for life

    NASA studies on ancient Mars lake a 'turning point' in search for life
    Scientists working on NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory mission have been somewhat sparing until now when describing exactly how the rocks drilled, gobbled and cooked by the Curiosity rover paint a picture of a life-friendly environment. Well, no...
  • Mars One is one step closer to its dream of colonizing Mars

    Mars One is one step closer to its dream of colonizing Mars
    Mars One is a plucky not-for-profit organization that wants to turn the colonization of Mars into a worldwide reality TV show -- and it appears to be making headway. On Tuesday, Mars One announced it had contracted Lockheed Martin to develop a mission...
  • Does water still flow across Mars? Dark, mysterious tracks hold clues

    Does water still flow across Mars? Dark, mysterious tracks hold clues
    Perhaps the Red Planet’s dry equatorial region is still a little wetter than we thought. NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has discovered strange dark lines that vanish and reappear with the seasons, and scientists think they could be signs of...
  • NASA audit says Google execs saved millions with jet fuel discount

    NASA audit says Google execs saved millions with jet fuel discount
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Google executives got a steep discount on jet fuel from the federal government for their fleet of private aircraft over a six-year period, a new audit from the NASA inspector general says. A company owned by tech billionaires Larry...